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Ayurveda medicine offers us a wide range of herbs, spices and natural products for the care of our skin, among these are:
- Aloe Vera: Lubricates and heals skin by penetrating deep into pores.
- Turmeric. Since ancient times, turmeric has been known for its healing properties. For centuries, this root has been used to add glow to the skin, especially in India and China. Not only does it give you glowing skin, but it also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects that have made it so popular for centuries in different cultures today.
- Neem: This Ayurvedic herb regulates and balances Pitta dosha, calming irritation, dryness, nourishes, soothes dandruff, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
- Brahmi Oil: Brahmi is more known for its ability to calming the mind and reducing anxiety. But it provides nourishment to skin too. As per Ayurveda, it heps provide relief from the Pitta Dosha for skin. Not only that, it can also help reduce dandruff and give you healthy hair.
- Rose. Rose is ideal for maintaining the health and beauty of the skin. Rosewater in particular has just the right pH the skin needs. Rose petal pulp contains vitamin C which rehydrates and softens skin, slowing down the growing fine lines due to aging. Rose toners are a popular way to include rose in your skincare routine. It provides mild moisturization after washing face with your cleanser. It is also a great way to soothe skin if you have acne.
- Rose Water: Refreshing tonic, calms excess heat, gives peace of mind, and reduces skin irritation.
- Castor oil and Ghee: You may already know about castor oil. It is a thick oil, excellent for lubricating naturally dry skin and preventing premature dryness wrinkles. It is perfect for the thin skin around the eyes and prevents wrinkles.
Ghee is essentially cow milk fat. It has nourishing properties which help keep eye wrinkles away.
Because both castor oil and ghee are thick and sticky, it’s best to use them at night to let them do their work while you sleep.
- Chickpea flour plaster: If you have oily skin, you can make masks with chickpea flour plaster, this regulates excess oil on the skin.